“The day’s name originated in Philadelphia, where it originally was used to describe the heavy and disruptive pedestrian and vehicle traffic which would occur on the day after Thanksgiving. Use of the term started before 1966 and began to see broader use outside Philadelphia around 1975. Later an alternative explanation began to be offered: that “Black Friday” indicates the point at which retailers begin to turn a profit, or are “in the black” ” (thanks, Wikipedia)
Are you an early shopper? Do you scour the ads for the great deals on Thanksgiving day, for-going that extra serving of mashed potatoes? Do you map out your route based on the deals at your fave stores? I was in mine this week, doing some Thanksgiving day shopping. They were all stocked up and ready to go, in anticipation of the Black Friday craziness. Now, mind you, I could have purchased that beautiful scarf that I didn’t need, at twice the price it will be on black Friday… best to wait and get up at omg:o’clock to save that $7.00.
So, I am not a big black Friday shopper. I understand the idea that to afford some luxuries and extras you have to take advantage of this kind of thing. I guess I just don’t like the idea that such an inherently greedy day marks the opening of a wonderful season. I would much rather think of all the beautiful things that Christmas and the season bring.
One of the best parts of Christmas is going out and seeing places all decked out for the holiday
We wait all year to participate in these once a year events.
And to bring out those favorite keepsakes from Christmas past.
And add new ones for Christmas to come ….
Take some time to remember what it was about your childhood Christmases that you really loved …. and please share some of those cherished memories. Now that the season has officially begun, Merry Christmas ! May yours be everything that you wish it to be, and more.